California Cops Crush Lexus IS-F for Street Racing

Apparently, the owner of this Lexus IS-F was caught street racing and had his car crushed. While this seems completely unreal, we know California police have done this before. But in the other crush videos, all the cars still had their wheels, and here they're missing, along with some other components. Video after the jump.

One of the common questions from enthusiasts who've seen this happen concerns why these cars aren't auctioned off, and it's an excellent one. Our understanding is that cars sentenced to the crusher have parts which appear stolen on them, so they can't be sold. Still, this practice seems like overkill, and probably leads to more drivers attempting to flee the police, which isn't what anyone wants.

So is this the lamest thing you've ever seen, or what? Head over to the Forum and sound off!

Christopher Slaughter (Sun, 30 Oct 2011 04:48:56 -0700): Crazy....
Nabil Ahmed (Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:08:24 -0800): noooo!
Mandeep Singh (Mon, 05 Dec 2011 10:37:01 -0800): stupidest fucking law in cali.
Curtis Males (Mon, 05 Dec 2011 16:53:36 -0800): gay
Julia Betschart (Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:21:54 -0800): What! punish the driver not the car!
Dylan Prieto-hokamura (Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:30:14 -0700): looks like an lfa now. lol